Whenever I start a Fast Track or Masterclass programme with a student, the very first question I ask them is ‘what’s the plan?’

What I mean by this is, what the student intends to do with the qualification that he or she is pursuing. More often than not, I get…


One of the common reasons why students don’t get the grade that they ‘feel’ they deserve in relation to assignments and exams, is because they lack conviction of response. On a number of occasions on my YouTube Channel as well as the different platforms that The Law Simplified is disseminated…


One of the most fundamental aspects of law and the study of it, is research. This I have argued with many students, is the most important aspect of your study of law because on the one hand, it broadens your understanding of the concepts and principles of law but also…


Much like many other things in life, the concept of inflation affects your academics as much as your profession. What I mean by this is, where practical experience was all that you required back in the day to get a job and to formulate a career for yourself, now you…


The Law Simplified YouTube channel is quite rich when it comes to content on how you can not just pass but ACE your examinations in relation to the traditional examination format. However times have changed and many of you this year will be encountering examinations which are online and open…


One of the most frustrating feelings that students have communicated with me throughout the past seven years of conducting Masterclasses is how they wish they knew what they knew now when they started their law degree.

Most of you getting into academics in law and then your later profession or…


Amma, Appachchie and I, 2018. Photography: Dilip Kumar Wijendran
With Amma & Appachchie, 2018. Photography: Dilip Kumar Wijendran

It’s a strange and wonderful feeling turning 30 but overwhelmingly burdensome as well. You’d feel a sense of haste to recollect everything you’ve done for three decades and worse still attempt to reflect if you’ve done enough. You try to quantify the moments you’ve had that you cherish, the ones…


Should I Do Law? by Shaveen Bandaranayake for The Law Simplified
Should I Do Law? by Shaveen Bandaranayake for The Law Simplified

Whether you are a student, eagerly awaiting your high school or A-Level results or a mid-career professional looking towards changing career paths, a question that may have come across your mind is ‘Should I pursue a career in Law’? …


5 Tips to ACE a Law Exam by Shaveen Bandaranayake for The Law Simplified
5 Tips to ACE a Law Exam by Shaveen Bandaranayake for The Law Simplified

A Law Exam, in any format, is tough. But, much like any other aspect of life in which we wish to excel in, a Law exam too is a skill which needs diligence and practice. …

Shaveen Bandaranayake

Founder & Lead Instructor of The Law Simplified

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